May 2018 Vol. 2

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Iplex Pipelines Awarded $215M Contract for HDPE Pipes
https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/about-council/news-and-publications/media-releases/2018/april/pipe-tender-for-new-water-pipeline-awarded-to-iplex

Iplex Parent Seeking Mandarin-Speaking Customer Service Representative to Cater for Chinese Building Industry
https://www.seek.com.au/job/36268214

Fletcher Building CEO Ross Taylor in Big Overhaul of Australian Arm
http://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/private-equity/fletcher-building-ceo-ross-taylor-in-big-overhaul-of-australian-arm-20180425-h0z7ht

Rodney Industries / Vinidex Pipe and Fitting eCatalogue
http://www.langsfordwater.com.au/resources/Mining%20and%20Civil%20Brochure.pdf

HDPE Pipe Fusion Explained
https://squireenergy.co.uk/polyethylene-pipe-fusion-explained-part-i/

Leak Detection in HDPE Tailings Pipelines
http://www.queenslandminingexpo.com.au/en/Sessions/62454/Solutions-for-leakage-detection-in-High-Density-Polyethylene-HDPE-Tailings-pipes

Large Diameter Electrofusion Certification Training
http://www.gfps.com/content/dam/gfps_country_US/Content/gfcp_assets/downloads/machines/LDC_Registration.pdf

Poly Welding Electrofusion Specialist (Australia)
https://www.polyweldingspecialists.com.au/contact/

HDPE Pipe Exhibitions and Tradeshows Coming Up
http://www.vinidex.com.au/conferences-tradeshows/

Long-term Performance of PE100 Pipe Characterized by Cracked Round Bar Test [PDF]
http://leaders.4spe.org/spe/conferences/ANTEC2017/papers/58.pdf

Experimental Study of the Weld Bead Zones of a High-Density Polyethylene Pipe (HDPE)
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11668-018-0462-0

Reliability Study of HDPE Pipe Using Slow Crack Growth Model
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kamel_Chaoui2/publication/…/Reliability-Study-of-HDPE-Pipe-Using-Slow-Crack-Growth-Model.pdf

Field Performance of Corrugated Pipe Manufactured with Recycled Polyethylene Content 
https://trid.trb.org/view/1503404

Seeking HDPE Pipe Polywelders for Mine Jobs
a) https://www.seek.com.au/job/36239306
b) https://www.seek.com.au/job/36149751
c) https://www.seek.com.au/job/36139639
d) https://www.seek.com.au/job/36204698

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In the event of a HDPE buttweld or electrofusion weld failing during initial testing, or in service, we can conduct investigations to assist in identifying the root cause of the failure.
This service also extends to the premature failure of the pipe or fitting itself.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
http://slurrypipes.com.au/


ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

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